CAK’s Oaks, Klauer named National Merit Semifinalists

Two Christian Academy of Knoxville seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists.

Eli Oaks and Sam Klauer were among the less than one percent of 1.6 million students who scored high enough on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test to achieve that honor, according to a CAK press release.

Oaks, the son of Chad and Lindsay Oaks, has received a number of national awards, including a 2017 silver medal and a 2018 gold medal in the National French Exam, Le Grand Concours.

At CAK, he is a member of the National Honor and National English Honor societies, and last summer he attended Tennessee Governor’s School for the Humanities. Oaks also has been accepted into the Tennessee All-State choir.

Klauer, son of Kevin and Tamara Klauer, has achieved the highest academic average in many courses at CAK while receiving Outstanding Student Awards in other classes. He is a National Spanish Exam Silver Medalist and a member of National Honor Society and National English Honor Society.

Klauer also is a student-athlete at CAK, where he has lettered his first three years in soccer (senior season ahead).

According to a CAK press release, he plans to be a collegiate soccer student/athlet along with earning degrees in mathematics and engineering.